Five things to see and do this week


1. Live Jazz: Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series opens Saturday at 8 p.m. at Wilmington's Memorial Hall, 14 West Main Street with pianist Chris Bakriges, bassist Avery Sharpe and drummer Billy Arnold. Donations benefit the Vermont Veterans and Family Outreach Program. More info.: 802-464-7500.

2. Oleanna: David Mamet's 1992 play explores sexual politics through a power struggle between a male professor and a female student in this production by the Rock River Players, through Saturday at 8 p.m. at Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Newfane. Not suitable for audiences under 15. More info:

3. Keep On Dancing: The Memorial Day Brattleboro Dawn Dance starts Sunday at 8 p.m. and the contra dancing doesn't stop until the sun rises. Musicians Faux Paws, ET and Blue, and Polaris will keep dancers moving. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main Street, Brattleboro. Tickets $25-$30 sliding scale; students and seniors $20. More info:

4. Feast of Venus III: Third annual gala raises funds for Hunger Free Vermont with Northshire area chefs Gail Morin, Amy Chamberlain, and Sherrie Baker creating delicacies from local farms. Thursday, 5 p.m., Helmholz Fine Art, 442 Depot Street, Manchester. Tickets $50 at or contact

5. Marvelous night for Moondance: "The ultimate Van Morrison tribute band" performs at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington, with special guest Carly Rogers. Friday, May 31, 7 p.m. Tickets through for $35, or $40 at the door.



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